June 14, 2005 10:02 AM PDT
USB storage for sale at the supermarket
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based memory card maker launched its Shoot & Store line of memory cards in supermarkets and retail drug store chains in February 2004. According to an earlier statement, about 10,000 U.S. retail stores were selling SanDisk products as of June 2004.
"SanDisk is broadening its Shoot & Store line from consumable digital film cards to encompass the Cruzer Mini line in order to reach a new segment of consumers--such as seniors, teens and women--that we do not currently reach with our traditional consumer electronics channels," Nelson Chan, executive vice president and general manager, consumer and handset business at SanDisk, said in a statement.
The 32MB Shoot & Store Cruzer Mini is available beginning this month with the suggested retail price of $12.99, the firm said.
USB flash drives have grown in popularity as a way of transferring personal computer data, images and audio files between home and office. Recently, a consortium of USB flash drive manufacturers, named U3, was set up to push the products beyond basic data storage.